NewsMakers  
new hires  
obituaries  
Dr. Helen Sanders  
has joined the North  
American market team  
of Technoform Glass  
Gene Gaskins, Nashville Tempered Glass  
Gene Gaskins, founder of Nashville Tempered Glass in Nashville, Tenn.,  
passed away on November 23. He was 81 years old.  
“Gene was a loved and respected member of our team, one who took great  
pride in his family, friends and employees. He will be greatly missed,” says  
Nashville Tempered Glass vice president Glen E. Kreitzer.  
He is survived by his wife Sara, daughter Gigi Marie, son Gavin Michael,  
stepson William Craig Hayes and stepdaughter Amy Elizabeth Hayes, as well  
as two grandchildren and two brothers.  
Insulation (TGI),  
a
member of Technoform  
Group. She will help de-  
velop strategic markets,  
relationships and prod-  
ucts, while guiding and  
Dr. Helen  
Sanders  
supporting the company’s focus on  
He has a bachelor’s degree in com-  
cil. Over the years she has  
chaired many technical  
and industry committees  
and served on the board  
of the GlassAssociation of  
NorthAmerica.  
Kuraray hired Ron  
W. Hull as marketing  
manager for the Trosifol  
energy performance and sustainability. puter information systems from North  
During the last 17 years of her 22- Carolina Central University and a mas-  
year career in the glass industry, Sand- ter’s in industrial and systems engi-  
ers has been involved in creating and neering from North Carolina A&T State  
developing a new market for electro- University. He is a certified Lean Profes-  
chromic glazing, product development sional and has a Six Sigma Green Belt.  
Ron W.  
and commercialization. Most recently,  
she served as vice president of tech- Schneider recently joined the com-  
In addition, Tiffanie Ray and Gina Hull  
nical business development at SAGE pany. Ray is project documentation co- PVB division of Kuraray America to  
Electrochromics Inc., a subsidiary of ordinator and Schneider the shipping replace Block. He will be responsible  
Saint-Gobain.  
Sanders earned her bachelor’s pany’s Curtain Wall Solutions division. plast interlayers for laminated archi-  
and master’s degrees in natural sci- Ray’s main responsibilities are to tectural glass in both North and South  
and receiving supervisor for the com- for marketing Trosifol PVB and iono-  
ences (chemistry) and her doctorate prepare, gather, organize and track America. For the past four years he  
in surface science from the Univer- submittal documentation and sam- was the North American sales director  
sity of Cambridge, England. She also ples and to provide additional support for Axalta Industrial Coatings. Prior  
completed the Minnesota Execu- to the project managers. She most re- to Axalta, he was the global business  
tive Program through the Univer- cently worked at Building Character manager for DuPont’s advanced in-  
sity of Minnesota’s Carlson School of as marketing, social media and event terlayers business. He has 12 years of  
Management.  
She currently serves on the board  
coordinator.  
Schneider is responsible for plan- and is a licensed professional engineer  
experience in the architectural market  
of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers ning, organizing and monitoring the in Tennessee.  
Alliance and as chair of its Emerging shipping, receiving, storage and dis-  
Technologies and Innovation Com- tribution of all items to be shipped  
mittee. She is also chair of the Glazing or received from suppliers or produc-  
Industry Code Committee and vice tion. Most recently, she was an opera-  
chair of the Glass Association of North tions supervisor at Marion Plywood.  
America’s Energy Division.  
Gimav, the Italian As-  
sociation of Glass Pro-  
cessing Machinery and  
Accessory Suppliers, has  
elected its full manage-  
ment team for the 2016-  
2018 term. Members  
comings and goings  
Anthony Moore is  
the new vice president  
of operations for Gra-  
ham Architectural Prod-  
ucts (GAP). He has prior  
experience as general  
manager and assembly  
and processing plant Valerie  
manager at two Alcoa/ Block  
Traco manufacturing fa-  
After 40 years in the Nancy  
glass industry, Valerie Mammaro were appointed at its  
Blockisretiring.Currently board of directors meet-  
with the Trosifol PVB divi- ing on October 10.  
sion of Kuraray America,  
Michele Gusti of OCMI-OTG SpA  
Block was formerly with and Nancy Mammaro of Mappi In-  
DuPont’s glass laminat- ternational srl were elected vice presi-  
ing solutions business. dents and will work alongside president  
Before that, she served as Aldo Faccenda of Bottero SpA. Past  
the technical director of  
Anthony  
Moore  
cilities in the U.S. and Canada.  
the Primary Glass Manufacturers Coun-  
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Coming in 2017 from  
GLASSWERKS LA:  
Jumbo Sizes and  
NconetinwuesdMakers  
Tempered Bent Glass!  
president Cinzia Schiatti of Officine Meccaniche Schiatti  
Angelo srl‎ was appointed treasurer.  
appointments  
Gavin Brin is the new senior vice president  
of product management for C.R. Laurence. He  
has been with the company for 18 years and  
previously served as president of C.R.Laurence  
Canada, where he helped develop the compa-  
ny’s shower hardware line and expand Cana-  
dian operations.  
Gavin  
Brin  
Opening in 2017, our brand-new Southern California  
facility will offer tempered bent glass and jumbo sizes  
up to 130” x 300” to better meet the needs  
of today’s architectural market.  
Brin now supervises the product develop-  
ment and product management functions at the company’s  
corporate headquarters in Los Angeles.  
For information, call us at 888.789.7810 visit  
www.glasswerks.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.  
new hires  
Administrative Management Systems Inc. (AMS) an-  
nounced that Ben Beeler has joined its management team.  
Beeler spent the last 32 years in management atVirginia Glass  
Products Corp. and has served on the executive board of the  
Glass Association of North America. n  
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